NEWS: June 13-17, 2022, 5-day plein air watercolor landscape course:   Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting

LocationThornbury, Ontario, Canada, on scenic Georgian Bay approximately 2 hours north of Toronto

Course Title: “Watercolor: Painting Intuitively” 

Description: Mastering a loose technique is the groundwork that will enable you to paint intuitively.  Imagine the freedom you will experience when your brush strokes describe the shape and “look” of your subject without picky detail.  Develop or perfect a style that maximizes watercolour spontaneity and expressive freedom. Specific brush technique, juxtaposition of values and use of visual texture and rhythm to create your scene are the focus of this course as we paint on site.  Each class starts with a demonstration specific to the learning for the day.  

To register:


♦ On-Going, Year-Round, Classes, Workshops and Zoom Demos

Art League of Hilton Head Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Is., SC, 843-842-5738,  To register:

On-Line Zoom Demo/Classes in 2022: 

Friday, April 8: Sketching and Painting for the Traveler

Friday, March 11: Colour Theory: Six Primary Colors for an Unlimited Palette

Friday, Feb. 11: Palette Knife Painting for Sky and Water in Oils and Acrylics

Friday, Jan. 7: How to Create the Illusion of Depth and Distance in your paintings.





The City of Toronto corporate collection

The University of South Carolina-Beaufort Pritchards Island paintings collection, New River Campus library and Hospitality Campus, Hilton Head Is., SC. 

Xanadu Condominiums, Hilton Head Island, SC

Numerous exhibitions of paintings, print works, and sculpture in Canada and the United States. 

Awards for sculpture including a “first in class” at the International Woodcarver’s Show, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, Canada.

Where to find my work:

The Hilton Head Art League Academy,  106 Cordillo Pkwy., Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The Charles Street Gallery,   914 Charles Street, Beaufort, South Carolina, 843-521-9054

Coastal Discovery Museum Gift Shop   Honey Horn Historic site, Hilton Head Island, SC


Founding member of the Multi Media Arts Guild, Kingston, Ontario 

Member of the Hilton Head Art League

The Apple Pie Painters

Lifetime member of the American art honorary society, Delta Phi Delta. 

Book Illustrations:

“Something So Real”: a new inspirational book by Shannon Kaprive with 64 color plates of original watercolor paintings by Alexandra Sharma.  Publisher: Star Books


Exhibitions and workshops:

Solo Show:  March-April, 2018,  “Historic Bluffton: Paintings From the Archives”, Bluffton Public Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, SC.

♦ Solo Show: March 2017, “Rose Hill and Belfair Mansions: intimate and Revealing Watercolors”, Art League of Hilton Head, SC, Walter Greer Gallery

♦ JUROR, 53rd Annual Shrimp Festival Art Exhibition, Fernandina Beach, Florida, April 30,  2016

♦ “THE ART OF TEACHING”, Aug.-Sept, 2010, group show, Walter Greer Gallery, Art Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Island, SC

Solo Show Oct.-Nov. 2013, “FRESH PAINT: New watercolor Paintings by Alexandra Sharma”, Walter Greer Gallery,  Art Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Is., SC

APPLE PIE PAINTERS”, Aug.-Sept. 2011, group show, Walter Greer Gallery, Art Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Island, SC

♦ PAINTING WORKSHOP, Todi, Italy:  May 5 – 12, 2011

♦ “AL FRESCO”, May-June, 2010, “Five Artists Reveal Nature’s Bounty”group show, May- June, 2010 Head Art League Gallery

♦ “APPLE PIE PAINTERS ON THE MOVE”: 9 Artists, 9 diverse perspectives, group show, April, 2010The Charles Street Gallery, 914 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC

♦ SOUTHAMPTON ART SCHOOL, Southampton, Ontario, Canada,  June, 2010

♦ MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER, Middletown, Ohio, Oil painting workshop:  Nov,,

♦ BLUE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF LANDSCAPE PAINTING: acrylic workshop June-July, 2009.   

♦ “THE APPLE PIE PAINTERS INSPIRED BY HONEY HORN”, group show,  May-Aug, 2008, Coastal Discovery Museum Gallery at Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island, SC

Solo Show, March-April, 2008, “WATER WORKS”, , Hilton Head Art League Gallery, HHI, SC

Solo Show, Nov., 2006, “EAST MEETS WEST”, Recent paintings from India,  Mars the Real Estate Store, Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head Island.  November 1-30, 2006

♦ “AS WE SEE IT”,  group show, April, 2006, Walter Greer Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Is., SC.

♦ “WINTERFAIRE”, group show, Dec. 2005, Hilton Head Gallery, Dec. 4 – 10, 2005

♦ “ISLAND TREASURES REVEALED”, group show, Sept.-Dec. 2005, Coastal Discovery Museum, Hilton Head Is., SC , 843-689-6767

Solo Show, April 2005, “ISLAND PERSPECTIVES”,  Hilton Head Framing and Gallery, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Is., SC  

♦  “APPLE PIE PAINTERS” group show, April 2005,: Mars the Real Estate Store, Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head Is., SC

Solo Show, Feb.-March, 2005, “WATER-COLOR-INK”, Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, Pineland Station, Hilton Head Is., SC

Solo Show,  Feb-March 2004, “OIL AND WATER EXPLORATIONS”, Charles Street Gallery, Beaufort, SC, 843-521-9054


Art League of Hilton Head 2004 to present

New York Times Oct. 28, 2005

Island Packet Mar 12, 2001, May 12, 2002, Nov. 20, 2002, Apr 8, 2004, Feb. 4, 2005, Feb. 11. 2005, April 12, 2005, Oct. 14, 2005, Nov. 18, 2005, Mar 24, 2006, Mar 25, 2011, Feb. 17, 2017, Mar 3, 2017 

Low Country Weekly Nov. 26, 2003, Feb. 4-17, 2004, April 20- May 3, 2005, Dec. 7-20, 2005, Mar 22-Apr. 4, 2006, Feb 22-Mar 7, 2017, Aug 5-18, 2020

Beaufort Gazette Feb 20, 2004, Feb 20, 2005, Mar 2005, Nov 18, 2005, May 2010

Carolina Morning News Apr 8, 2014, Sept 15, 2005

Hilton Head Sun Feb 3, 2016, Mar 1, 2018, Mar 7, 2018

Bluffton Sun Mar 1, 2017, Mar 14, 2017

Bluffton Today Mar 2, 2006, Apr 2006, July 2011

Bluffton Breeze March 2017

The Posh Rock Rail Nov 2002

The News Leader Apr-May 2016

Art News (Arts Council Oct-Dec 2003, 2004, March 2005, Spring 2005, Dec 2005, Winter Beaufort County) 2005, Spring 2006, Nov 2009

Arts and Culture (USCB) Feb-Mar 1999, Apr-May 2002, 2003-2004, 2005

Hilton Head Monthly May 2008, Feb 2018

Local Life Magazine Nov 2017, Feb 2018, Sept 2021

Pink Magazine Oct 2005, Mar 2018

South Magazine Mar 2017

Low Country Event Mar 2017

Coastal Senior Feb 2005

Carolina Arts Feb 2005

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Program  2009-2010, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

Toronto Bd. of Education Fall/Winter 1982-1998